Roll Me a Story

A randomly rolled DnD podcast

About the show

A DnD5e actual play podcast with randomly rolled characters and settings. Each arc follows new characters, until the final arc of the season. In that arc, we'll play our favorite of the characters so far and tie all the stories together!

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Arc of Shadows: Nehemiah, Session 0

    Episode  |  March 10th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 48 secs
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    Nehemiah takes a trip into town and receives unexpected news.

  • Arc of Shadows: Ulysses, Session 0

    Episode  |  March 17th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 22 secs
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    The businessman Ulysses V. Jorgenstyver prepares for a journey.

  • Arc of Shadows, Episode 1

    Episode  |  March 31st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 44 secs
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    Our characters attend a funeral. Addi investigates. Ulysses faces a rival. Nehemiah catches up with family.

  • Arc of Shadows, Episode 2

    Episode  |  April 14th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  55 mins 47 secs
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    The party investigates independently. Addi schmoozes. Ulysses consults his secretary. Nehemiah hits a wall.

  • Arc of Shadows, Episode 3

    Episode  |  April 28th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  54 mins 59 secs
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    Detective Annabelle helps the party connect some dots. Addi throws out a far-fetched theory. Ulysses gets righteously indignant. Nehemiah is contrary.

  • Arc of Shadows, Episode 4

    Episode  |  May 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    The search for Charlotte is on! Addi asks some questions. Ulysses frets. Nehemiah socializes.

  • Arc of Shadows, Episode 5

    Episode  |  May 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  59 mins 32 secs
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    The visitation and memorial ceremony come to a close as the party does some final solo investigation. Addi finds a fellow foreigner. Ulysses compromises. Nehemiah mourns.

  • Addi Journal Entry - Day 1 Dusk Spires

    Episode  |  June 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  8 mins 18 secs
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    Addi takes a moment to update the journal she keeps to refer to when reporting to the Goddess Ita.

  • Arc of Shadows, Episode 6

    Episode  |  June 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    Our investigators convene at Jorgenstyver Manor to discuss the clues and plot their next move. Addi's curiosity gets the best of her. Ulysses has a moment with Charlotte. Nehemiah shares some dinner party gossip.

  • Arc of Shadows, Episode 7

    Episode  |  July 7th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  57 mins 26 secs
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    Injured and upset, the party heads to a book shop owned by Nehemiah's friend. Addi has mixed success with spells. Ulysses is charming. Nehemiah has a confusing conversation.

  • Arc of Shadows, Episode 8

    Episode  |  July 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    After a night of recovery in Viscardi's shop, the gang goes to a party. Addi asks about Ita. Ulysses gives a gift. Nehemiah is awkward.

  • A Letter from Nehemiah to Viscardi

    Episode  |  August 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 20 secs
    actual play, arc of shadows, caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, games, narrative, tabletop games

    Nehemiah writes a letter.

  • GMing: Tips and Tricks

    Article  |  May 30th, 2018

    Ben chats about his experience game mastering for a podcast so far and what sorts of tricks he uses to smooth things out.

  • NPCs in Caelius: An Ever-growing List

    Article  |  May 9th, 2018
    gamemaster works, npcs, random creation

    Ben chats about making random NPCs and Monsters and starts the list of NPCs with burgeoning importance.

  • All About Berto: The Art of Party NPC Adoption

    Article  |  April 27th, 2018
    berto, dungeons and dragons, npc

    Ben talks about randomly rolling NPCs and what happens when a DnD party decides to adopt a character.

  • Setting Spotlight: Solvino and Skylit City

    Article  |  April 18th, 2018
    caelius, dnd, dungeons and dragons, fantasy, solarpunk

    Details about the island of Solvino, a place where architecture is king.